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Old 05-17-2013, 03:01 PM   #1
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This may be a post floating around already but thought I'd put it out there. What's the 5 most over rated craft beers in your opinion. Mine in no particular order are

Jai alai by cigar city
Oberon by bells
Dark lord Three floyds
Dogfish head 120
New Glarus Wisconsin cherry red.
For the record I like most of the above beers. Just think the hype exceeds the product.

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Old 05-17-2013, 03:23 PM   #2
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I'm gonna say it, even though I bear the risk of my fellow NorCal homebrewers showing up at my door with torches and pitchforks:

Pliny the Younger.

Is it good? Yes.

Is it damn good? Yes.

Do I eagerly anticipate the day when, much like Pliny the Elder, it's finally produced in sufficient quantity that I can just walk up to the bar and order a pint of it without elbowing a herd of beer nerds for an hour just to get in the door? Once again, yes!

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Feinbera, i'm not sure i understand your logic ... Pliny the younger is overrated because it is damn good and you yearn for the day when they produce more of it?

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+1 to dfh 120

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This may be a post floating around already but thought I'd put it out there. What the 5 most over rated craft beers in your opinion. Mine in no particular order are

Jai alai by cigar city
Oberon by bells
Dark lord Three floyds
Dogfish head 120
New Glarus Wisconsin cherry red.
For the record I like most of the above beers. Just think the hype exceeds the product.

Agree with most of your list, other than Jai Alai, that's a really solid and unique IPA.

and I'll add ANYTHING by bells. I'll never understand the consistent over-hyping of that brewery. Especially considering how many other truly great MI breweries that are around.


Green Flash, West Coast IPA
Founders Double Trouble
Masala Mama IPA--how is this in the top 100???
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Westy. I had it for free and damn glad I didnt spend $80 a bottle on it, or whatever the price is now. Of course it's a good beer but nothing is that good.

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+1 all dogfish head beer

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+1 all dogfish head beer
Cant believe I didnt think of DFH beers.

I wont go as far to say all, but certainly 120, 60, and 90. 75 however is quite delicious. Most of the weird historical beers, although I'm not so sure many of them are heavily hyped.
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Pretty much every craft beer is overrated. I've had some admirable craft beers but nothing that blows my own homebrews away, at least not for the price they charge for some of these craft beers. $30 for a 6-pack? Really?

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Feinbera, i'm not sure i understand your logic ... Pliny the younger is overrated because it is damn good and you yearn for the day when they produce more of it?
I think a craft beer can be good and still overrated. Hopslam and Dark Lord are very good beers but the headache associated with getting these beers is too much and you can find beers that are as good without having to be put on a wait list or spending 40 dollars on the privilege of waiting in line for hours at dark lord day so you can then buy your limit of three. That's what makes them overrated.
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